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DSL Advances by Peter J. Silverman, John M. Cioffi, Massimo Sorbara, Thomas Starr

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3.6. Other Wiring Issues

3.6.1. Customer Premises Wiring Issues

Customer premises wiring has become important for ADSL with the advent of splitterless service. Figure 3.17 shows two internal wiring configurations for a residence. In the first, a splitter appears near the entry to the home, separating the internal POTS network from the ADSL network. The ADSL modem is on a separate wire that is often well maintained and free of further serious transmission degradation. Often this modem is close to the splitter and may be a part of a home gateway that serves as a bridge to CAT-5 quad internal wiring, coaxial cable, wireless LAN, or possibly combinations thereof, premises distribution. An alternative that is actually the dominant installation of ...

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